02 January 2015

Han Simpson's final Open Water Dive

Han arrived promptly at 8:10 am, packed his bag and was ready to dive. We headed for the South Beach lot.  I wasn't sure if Luis was coming or not, but he showed up a few minutes after we got there.  We geared up and hiked out to the water. Both Luis and I took cameras.  I finned up in neck deep water, but Han started putting his fins on much earlier and also put air in his BCD, so the waves pushed him back towards the beach before he realized what was happening.

After he got his fins on, we swam out past the swim buoy and descended, then slowly headed East towards the Jacks.  It took us about an hour to get to the 3-tiered reef, where I checked Han's gas. He was down to 1000 psi. We turned the dive and headed back to the beach, but we were close to the Jacks.

Han in awful visibility during the dive
Juvenile Highhat
Sand Perch
Star Horseshoe Worm

Han ran out of air and surfaced just after the swim buoy. We swam in on the surface, a little North of Tower 2.

Water temperature was 76 degrees; Dive Time was 78 minutes; actual consumption at an average depth of 17 feet was 25.76 psi/minute; SAC rate was 17 psi/minute; and RMV was 0.44 ft3/minute.

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